Home Health Care is a wide range of Health Care Services that can be given in your home for an illness or injury. Home health care is usually less expensive, more convenient, and just as effective as the care you get in a Hospital or Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF).
Skilled Nursing: Registered Nurses perform post-operative care, safety evaluations, wound care, IV Therapy, catheter care, and medication management. Acting as a liaison with doctors and pharmacists, Registered Nurses also teach patients and their caregivers how to manage patients’ medical condition in the home environment.
Physical Therapy: Physical Therapists provide evaluation and treatment to address pain, injury, neurological impairments, or muscle and bone disorders that limit safe mobility. An individualized care plan utilizes a variety of treatments including exercises for strength, coordination, balance, and endurance. Physical Therapists also make recommendations for assistive devices and train patients and caregivers in use of this equipment for safe transfers and walking. We also provide a variety of modalities such as manual therapy, vestibular maneuvers, ultrasound and electrical stimulation to assist in the healing process and to help reduce pain and swelling.
Occupational Therapy: Occupational Therapists help individuals and their caregivers to manage their daily activities in the home setting. Using adaptive equipment and home modifications, occupational therapy helps patients to regain their independence in bathing, grooming, and dressing, as well as housekeeping and meal preparation. The Occupational Therapists also provide treatment to improve functional mobility that may be impaired as a result of disease, injury, or following surgery.
Speech Therapy: Speech Therapists work with patients experiencing communication and/or swallowing disorders that accompany diseases such as stroke, MS, and traumatic brain injuries. Specialized treatments are designed to achieve safe swallowing and optimum communication skills for each patient.
Social Work: Caregiving at home presents a unique set of challenges for both patients and their families. Social Workers enhance the coping skills of families and caregivers while promoting the social and emotional health of our patients. Social Workers have access to a network of community resources to assist in maintaining the patient’s health and safety. Some services provided include a living will, POLST and long-term care planning.
Pharmacy: Pharmacists work with Nurses and Therapists to address medication interactions and medication education for patients and their caregivers. Because accurate medication delivery is such an integral component in preventing hospitalization, utilizing the skills of staff pharmacists promotes safe medication management.
Home Health Aide: Home Health Aides are key members of the Home Health Team, who work under the supervision of nurses and/or therapists. They assist with personal care tasks such as bathing, dressing, transferring, toileting, and skin care.